Stereotypes Contested: A Case Study on Older People’s Political Activism, ICT Usage, and Intergenerational Solidarity

By Daniel Blanche With this text I intend to share some reflections regarding the perception of stereotypes of older people, and how these are confronted by older adults who are highly active in political protests, in adopting information and communication technologies (ICT), and in continuous  collaboration with younger generations. These reflections come from a broader […]

Loredana Ivan on “Seniors, risk and mobile communication” at IN3

On July 9, 2015, Loredana Ivan, ACT co-applicant and Professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania, spoke at IN3 at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. Loredana was at IN3, a ACT partner institution, as a visiting scholar.  Below, you can see a presentation she gave during her stay […]

New “ACT Lunch & Learn” speaker series at Concordia University featuring “Old, Crafty and Connected”

  The ACT project has launched a new “Lunch & Learn” series at Concordia. Each month, a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow is invited to present on their research. Colleagues provide feedback and ask questions in an informal setting. Everyone in the ACT community, from researchers to community partners, is invited to attend. The series kicked off in October 2016 […]

ACT is accepting travel funding applications for the ENAS-NANAS conference in Graz

ACT is accepting funding applications from ACT-affiliated researchers (namely co-applicants, collaborators and affiliated students) for the 2017 ENAS-NANAS meeting to be held at the University of Graz from April 27 to 30 2017. A limited number of partial funding travel grants, corresponding to the costs of air travel, will be made available. In such cases […]

Kick-off seminar: “Between the Normal and the Abnormal – Cultural Meanings of Dementia and Old Age in Finland and Russia”

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Agora building, Yliopistokatu 4, ​​​​​Auditorium AG106 Program Tuesday 13 December 2016 Program 10.15 Opening of the seminar Project leader, professor Maija Könönen, UEF 10.30–11.30 Cultural changes in dementia: Stigmatization and everyday life Ph.D, director Christine Swane, EGV-Social Inclusion of Older People, Copenhagen 11.30–12.30 Memory and self in dementia and […]

Vernissage: Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors

Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors is a photography series of images taken by seniors and residents of the Durocher Residence in Montreal. The exhibit is the conclusion of a 5-month intergenerational digital photography workshop series conducted with the residents. Participants were lent digital cameras and they explored ways to use the devices, learned and discussed photographic approaches, […]